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      Democratic candidate announces bid for Congress

      A Democratic candidate announced his bid to run for Congress while in Marquette Tuesday. Jerry Cannon will run against incumbent Congressman Dan Benishek in 2014.

      Cannon said he is frustrated with Washington and feels now is a great opportunity for him to serve his country, yet again, at a different level.

      Cannon is a Vietnam veteran and served as a Major General in the Michigan Army National Guard. He retired from the military in 2012.

      On Tuesday he visited the Upper Peninsula with a message for voters.

      "The important thing for me is to grow this economy in a way that small businesses can grow with the middle class jobs that we need, and to do things for the middle class that need to be done," said Cannon.

      Cannon will be touring Michigan's 1st Congressional District, which includes the 15 counties in the U.P., over the next year.

      Cannon added, "Politicians go to Washington and forget why they go there. Politicians are more concerned about themselves than what's good for the country."

      As a veteran, Cannon said it is important to never forget the sacrifices veterans made to make the country safe and secure.

      For the full interview with Democratic candidate Jerry Cannon, check back here after the TV6 Early News.